Personal trainer Kristoph Thompson shares a five minute workout to improve your posture
We all spend a significant proportion of our day sat down, which can lead to knots in the chest, back and shoulders. Try these two stretches to help increase flexibility and combat the effects of a hunched seated position. Alternate between the two for a total of three times, holding each stretch for 20-30 seconds.
Shuﬄe forwards to sit on the edge of a chair and bend forwards so your chest rests on your thighs. Hang your arms down then wrap them around the backs of your legs, just above your knees. Press your back up towards the ceiling – your chest will likely come away from your thighs as you do so, trying to relax around the hips to increase the stretch.
Sitting on a chair, tilt your pelvis slightly forward, allowing your upper body to lean slightly forward. Lift your chest and squeeze your shoulder blades down and together, bringing your shoulders down away from your ears. Take your arms straight out to the side with hands level with your chest, palms facing forwards.
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